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by cfcww, 09/04, 13:46

are just coasting through the season, exactly the same as the manager.

Not sure what people thought was going to happen once he did not commit to extend his contract. There is no way the board will commit to paying big money to buy players for a manager who was clearly not going to be here next season.

He's been moaning about the squad since the first game of the season which does not exactly install confidence in the players he has, especially given they already have pretty fragile personalities and lack leaders on the pitch. If there is no natural leadership on the pitch, it has to come from the manager and unfortunately from what I have seen this season and some of last season, he is not someone I would want next to me in the trenches!

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by stanic_worship, 09/04, 14:19 @ cfcww

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This conversation is a bit groundhog day isn't it...[rant]

As you say, from day one it was clear he had the hump and basically talked down the players. I don't disagree that the club are lacking a clear strategy and I'm sure Conte has some valid gripes in terms of the recruitment we have or haven't made, but ultimately it boils down to the same thing:

He is paid to prepare his squad ahead of games, then put out 11 players in a shape that he thinks can win games, plus adjust that team and shape to suit the way that game progresses. He has consistently failed in that respect this season - Take the last two games, no subs before the 80th minute (and he very nearly brought on Palmieri in stoppage time yesterday for extra piss taking!).

I don't reserve anger at just the manager, he is far from alone in carrying responsibility, but it's easier to change him than it is to change 26 players and 10 board members, so...

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by upthechels @, 09/04, 14:27 @ cfcww

Same old from these so called top managers. I'm bored of our managers now...always on the fringe of leaving and possibly using the team for self gain.

No more...get JT and Frank in on 1-2 year deals.

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by stanic_worship, 09/04, 14:41 @ upthechels

Part of the problem is how the club is run (as in, if you run the club on a 'hire and fire' basis, you'll attract easy come easy go types), but I'm with you.

Ideally the next gaffer will be someone who gets the club. Yesterday, the difference couldn't be more striking between Wilkins, what he represented and those wearing the shirt these days.

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by upthechels @, 09/04, 14:41 @ stanic_worship

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by CLL_JT26, 09/04, 15:12 @ cfcww

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by nstand, 09/04, 20:15 @ cfcww

Agree - whilst recognising that the way the club has conducted itself in last decade sets managers up for this scenario. Who here thinks our next manager lasts longer than 3 years?

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by shed69, 09/04, 21:23 @ nstand

Out of all the Premier League, I think there's just Wenger, Dyche and Howe that have been in their jobs over 3 years :O

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by WOGFTB, 16/04, 20:02 @ shed69

Klopp?

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by WOGFTB, 16/04, 20:14 @ shed69

Chris Hughton?

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